“Because of Sex”: Federal Protections for LGBT People (Free Webcast)

  • Attorneys / Legal Services

The Practising Law Institute is offering a free webcast of a live presentation from San Francisco entitled “Because of Sex”: Federal Protections for LGBT People on December 10, 2018 from 12:00 pm-3:30 pm Eastern.

Since the 1970’s and particularly after the Supreme Court’s decision in Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins, the issue of whether federal sex discrimination laws protect LGBT people has been litigated all over the country. Courts have evaluated this key legal issue in different ways and in a variety of contexts, resulting in an unpredictable legal landscape for LGBT people and their families.

In this session, we will provide a historical analysis of how courts have addressed this issue in the employment, school, and healthcare contexts as well as a roundup of key recent and pending cases to watch. We will also identify emerging issues and detail best practices that employers, schools, and health insurance providers should adopt to protect LGBT people and their families.

What You Will Learn
  • Historical overview of sex discrimination decisions around the country
  • Key cases regarding this issue and cases to watch
  • Emerging issues and litigation strategies in the employment, schools, and healthcare contexts
  • Best practices for employers, schools, and health insurance providers 
Who Should Attend

Attorneys, employers, and other professionals looking to expand their knowledge of federal sex discrimination law. Attorneys litigating sex discrimination cases on behalf of LGBT plaintiffs are encouraged to attend and will gain practical skills for litigating claims. Employers, school administrators, and insurance providers who want to implement best practices regarding LGBT employees, students, and plan participants.


  • CLE Credit Comments:

    CLE-PA Credits
    Credit Status: Approved
    Total Credits: 3.00
    General: 3.00

    Attendance at this event is categorized as "distance learning" by the PA CLE Board. Under current rules, lawyers have the option of completing six (6) hours per compliance year of distance learning by participating in pre-approved, interactive, Internet or computer based CLE programs. More information on distance learning CLE credit.

  • Contact:
    Practising Law Institute
  • Website: pli.edu